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Nehemiah 9:2

    Nehemiah 9:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the seed of Israel made themselves separate from all the men of other nations, publicly requesting forgiveness for their sins and the wrongdoing of their fathers.

    Webster's Revision

    And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    World English Bible

    The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 9:2

    The seed of Israel separated themselves - A reformation of this kind was begun by Ezra, Ezra 10:3; but it appears that either more were found out who had taken strange wives, or else those who had separated from them had taken them again.

    And stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. - They acknowledged that they had been sinners against God throughout all their generations; that their fathers had sinned and were punished; and that they, with this example before their eyes, had copied their fathers' offenses.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 9:2

    9:2 Separated - From all unnecessary society with the Heathens, and particularly from those strange women whom some of them had married. For though Ezra had done this formerly, yet, it seems, there were some criminals, without his knowledge, or, these were some new delinquents, that since that time had fallen into the same error, and shewed the truth of their repentance by forsaking their beloved sins, and dearest relations.